Returning My Sister's Face: And Other Far Eastern Tales of Whimsy and Malice (Hardcover)

Returning My Sister's Face: And Other Far Eastern Tales of Whimsy and Malice Cover Image
By Eugie Foster, Vonda N. McIntyre (Introduction by)
$23.95
Available to Order - Usually Arrives in Our Store in 4 to 7 Days

Description


"Whimsy and malice---yes---also mystery, a very female sensuality, and wit. An elegant and entertaining book."
--Ursula K. Le Guin

"The tales are beautifully written, elegant, passionate, funny, and moving. The entire collection is a delightful, magical bridge across cultures. I hope many readers find their way to it."
--Patricia A. McKillip

"Noted short story author Foster offers a dozen enchanting and sometimes chilling tales alive with elegantly sketched characters and sensibilities drawn from Asian folklore . . . Readers who long for a break from European medieval fantasy will be charmed and entertained by Foster's tales."
--Publishers Weekly

Enchantment, peril and romance pervade the shadowy Far East, from the elegant throne room of the emperor's palace to the humble teahouse of a peasant village. In these dozen stories of adventure and magic from the Orient, a maiden encounters an oni demon in the forest, a bride discovers her mother-in-law is a fox woman, a samurai must appease his sister's angry ghost, strange luck is found in a jade locket, and dark and light are two sides of harmony.

A striking debut collection from Eugie Foster.



Product Details
ISBN: 9781607620105
ISBN-10: 1607620103
Publisher: Eugie Foster
Publication Date: March 2009
Pages: 212
Language: English